CHINA: Dislodging the Remnant Poison

And mopping up that old Gang of theirs

While Chairman Hua was cleaning up in Eastern Europe last week, his countrymen were having a little trouble with their own mop-up campaign back home. The press and radio—which normally tell only the good news—were reporting daily from the provinces that the long-running effort to wipe out the influence of the "Gang of Four" was encountering some unpleasant resistance. It was "shocking and intolerable," said one report, that a number of cadres had failed to root out all the allies of Mao Tsetung's wife Chiang Ch'ing and her cohorts. There were still some...

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